Nerd alert. Yesterday Mee and I geeked out at the Sci-Fi London flim festival, seeing the double bill of awesome Japanese flick 20th Century Boys.
The film is a live action version of a sci-fi mystery manga, telling a tale of apocalypse, doom and robots. In a super short summation:
In 1969 some boys write a comic about how evil people will destroy the world; one of the boys goes a bit mad as he grows up and decides to make it a reality. He kills people, blows stuff up then builds a fucking huge robot to take over the world. Somehow this mad boy gets into political power and controls everything. The 1969 boys aren’t happy, so they try and stop him. This isn’t easy.
The 1st film is a proper action fest as they try to battle against the apocalypse clock; the 2nd is a slower, fight-the-power affair but still pretty ace. It’s especially brilliant because it has the most amazing girl in the world in it. I think I love her; she’s a gun toting, rebel leader in the film and in real life is a pop star with a penchant for taking her clothes off. Brilliant. She’s called Airi Taira, it even sounds nice when you say it out loud.
Though there’s every possiblity that I fucked up, and these pix aren’t of the same woman. Navigating Japanese websites is alsmot impossible.